It’s Easter and in honor of our favorite zombie, Jesus H. Christ, here’s some music I recorded awhile back as Almost Certain Death called “Zombie Hotline.” Enjoy the static and remember, aim for the head.
Last summer, I was drawn to a black spot painted on the side of an old structure at 17th & Yesler in Seattle’s Central District. I took a pic and made it my cellphone wallpaper until I got rid of the thing. The year prior, I did a series entitled “Shadow People” that consisted of single black spots painted on found wooden drawers. Apparently, I identify with lonely black spots. Anyway, when curating Occupy The Walls, I heard about a street artist going by the name of Drinkwater, and one day, I spotted a man carrying a ladder and a bucket of paint away from the corner of 17th & Yesler and I had a feeling it was him. Lo and behold, the black spot had been covered up with a vibrant mural! Drinkwater, for sure. It was like an alchemical process had occurred and I was tied to it. Though my black spot is covered up, it remains underneath…lurking like my black heart.
One of my favorite places to go when I was growing up was theSalem Public Library. I spent hours lost in the stacks. Invariably, I always ended up in the art section and the artist I was drawn to the most wasMarcel Duchamp. Fast forward to my 44th birthday and I’m getting my first tattoo. I wanted something related to the artist that left a deep impression on me. I originally considered“Fountain“but a urinal on my forearm? Not quite right. “Bicycle Wheel” was a much better choice and Lisa Orth atAlleged Tattoo did an amazing job. I doubt Marcel would have thought much of me getting one of hisreadymades tattooed on my arm but fuck, it’s cool.
In my originalposton this subject, I asked you to send me examples of your own creative responses to companies that constantly barrage us all with credit card offers. Here are some choice selections of what I received.
We discovered Tim Manthey’s startling collages at a group show that Patrick participated in, entitled “Contemplations on the Dialectal Utopian Future.” His mysterious psychedelic visions have haunted us ever since and now we present his work to you! AtGainsbourgfrom December 3rd through January 6th; the opening reception coincides with Greenwood Art Walk on December 9th from 6pm-9pm.
Inspired by Keep Wall Street Occupied, this is a collection of drawings and messages I’ve sent to companies that send me credit card offers.
We at Reactionary Absurdist Party headquarters would love to see what you are sending back to companies on their dime.Emailphotographs of your efforts and we just might post them on the blog to inspire others.
In October 2011, I had a show entitled “Bottled Fears.” There were 13 bottles that I glued onto tiny burnt shelves and mounted along a wall. Inside each bottle was a typewritten fear of mine and water. Twine connected all 13 bottles together along with a large jar entitled “Your Fears”. I asked that visitors write down their fears with paper and pencil and place them inside the jar. I promised to burn them after I took the show down as a way of releasing them. Before I set fire to them, I scanned all the fears and made a slideshow that you can viewhere.